Participating in a Collaboration
For researchers in the natural sciences who wish to participate in collaborative projects
16 experts in collaboration, including researchers, funders, editors and professionals
5 hours of learning
15-minute bite-sized lessons
1-module course with certificate
About this course
‘Participating in a Collaboration’ focuses on how to ensure you make a meaningful contribution when you join a collaborative project. The course will help to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective and valuable member of the team. This course is particularly suited to researchers who have little or no experience in working collaboratively.
What you’ll learn
- Strategies for working in a new research team
- Key collaborative skills such as dividing tasks, managing your time, and communicating efficiently
- Tools to help you collaborate
- How to plan to maximise the skills, ideas and contacts you’ll gain from collaborating
- How to overcome possible roadblocks when participating in collaborative projects
Developed with expert academics and professionals
This course has been created with an international team of experts with a wide range of experience, including:
- Interdisciplinary and international collaborations
- Publications resulting from collaborative research
- The sociology of collaboration
- Collaborative tools
- Science communication
- Funding opportunities for collaborative efforts
- Institutional support for research collaboration
Advice from experienced collaborators
The course also has additional insights through interviews from:
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